Enhance your life.

Become more embodied.

Access the healing essence within.


 

"The love that came through for me this weekend was given space by your gentle guidance, your own vulnerability, your conscious facilitation, and your modeling of loving-kindness."

- Alicia Yang, Participant in Self-Led Self-Care, May 2023

Jaclyn Long, Director

Jaclyn Long, Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist and Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher has experienced the joy of facilitating wellness retreats – both domestically and internationally – since 2004. Together, she and her wonderful team of facilitators offer Self-Leadership retreats throughout California and beyond. 

Who Attends Our Retreats?

Our retreats are designed to offer an opportunity to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect with one's inner life. We warmly welcome those who are wanting to tune into the inner world and notice what parts of themselves have been calling for their attention. 

Although some of our retreats require Level 1 Training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) from the IFS Institute, many of our retreats are focused on supporting therapists, coaches and medical professionals who are waiting to get into IFS Trainings through the IFS Institute - so as to offer participants an experiential understanding of this transformative approach. 

Some of our retreats are also open to the general public. For these retreats, all people, including those who are individuals, parents, caregivers, educators, coaches, practitioners, therapists, medical providers, managers and CEO's are all welcome and encouraged to attend. 

What's the Difference Between a Retreat and a Course?

Our retreats offer immersive experiences with the Self-Leadership model, while Courses offer both didactic and experiential interactions with the model. Therefore, one of the main differences between a Retreat and a Course is that a Retreat will be more experiential in nature, less didactic and will NOT offer CE’s for licensure. Courses are designed for training purposes, they include both didactic and experiential activities, and you might be eligible to get CE’s towards licensure when you take a training course. Retreats are designed to enhance your life, support your personal growth and promote well-being. Engaging in experiential activities and getting more familiar with your own internal system is a wonderful way to learn the IFS model and continue to deepen your proficiency with it. So there is tremendous professional benefit from attending a retreat, even though it is not a professional training course..

Please note that the retreats offered by Mindful Child & Family staff are non-healthcare events, so no healthcare records will be kept and there will be no Protected Health Information. For more information about upcoming retreats and courses, please email sioux@mcaft.com.




OUR RETREATS:

Family Retreat: Cultivating Self-Leadership

For Pre-Teens, Teens & Young Adults...and their Parents

Facilitators:

Jaclyn Long, MFT & Mindful Child & Family Therapists

Jalene Salus, MFT, Travis Shubeck, PhD, & Justin Gillespie, AMFT

May 10-12, 2024 (Mother's Day Weekend)
Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, CA

Cost: $350 per person + accommodations.
Full payment due by April 10.

Discount: $50 discount pp if you pay the $100 pp deposit by March 10. 

Registration: Click here to register, or email sioux@mcaft.com

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Embodying Self-Love Retreat with Steve Chee 

July 19-21 2024
Green Mountain Retreat Center, Los Gatos, CA

Open to general public - IFS Trained / Informed folks encouraged!

More info coming soon. Email sioux@mcaft.com to reserve your spot.

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Legacy & Cultural Burdens & Blessings Retreat with Kay Gardner  

Sep 13-15 2024
Green Mountain Retreat, Los Gatos, CA

Open to IFS Informed folks (some understanding of IFS is helpful)

More info coming soon. Email sioux@mcaft.com to reserve your spot.

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THE HEART OF THE MATTER - A Relationship Retreat for Individuals & Couples

Facilitated by Toni Herbine-Blank

Retreat will be set in the beautiful Redwoods of California

Location: Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA

Dates: Thursday January 23 - Saturday, January 25, 2025

SAVE THE DATE: More info coming soon. Email sioux@mcaft.com to reserve your spot.

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Past Retreats:


Accessing Self & Parts through Yoga & Movement

A Self-Leadership Mini-Retreat for Therapists

You’ve been working hard supporting clients. We appreciate all you do! Join us for a nourishing afternoon of coming back home to your body. In this nourishing mini-retreat with two esteemed somatic therapists in the SF Bay Area, Jaclyn Long, MFT will treat you to a Somatic-IFS informed yin yoga class, with soothing music, very gentle floor poses and a compassionate invitation to be with all of the different parts of you that arise as we move and breathe together. Then we will flow into movement, as LaDonna Silva, MFT leads you through a lyrical journey of moving with, remembering and reclaiming different aspects of yourself, your body and your inner life. Give yourself this opportunity to connect with your deep, wise, loving Self, with your parts and with others!*Note: No walk-ins as we will be capping the number of participants at 40 for space reasons.


Friday, January 19, 2024
From 1pm to 4pm
Michael's at Shoreline | 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA

Facilitators:
Jaclyn Long, MFT
Certified IFS Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher
LaDonna Silva, MFT
Process Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist, Certified IFS Therapist, Approved IFS Clinical Consultant

TO REGISTER:  Please click here

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Exploring Self & Parts through Yoga & Movement:

A Self-Leadership Mini-Retreat for Therapists

Friday, July 28, 2023
From 1pm to 4pm
Michael's at Shoreline | 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA

Facilitators:
Jaclyn Long, MFT
Certified IFS Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher
LaDonna Silva, MFT
Process Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist, Certified IFS Therapist, Approved IFS Clinical Consultant

TO REGISTER:  Please click here

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Self-Led Self-Care

A weekend retreat for therapists, medical professionals & caregivers

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2023
Mount Madonna Retreat Center | Watsonville, CA

Facilitators: 
Jaclyn Long, MFT
Certified IFS Therapist & Somatic IFS Therapist
Jalene Salus, MFT
Certified Integrative Health Counselor, IFS-Informed Therapist

Cost: $300 (This is the retreat fee, which does not include lodging. Lodging is booked through Mount Madonna via THIS FORM.)

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TO REGISTER: Pay in full by CLICKING HERE OR pay the $50 deposit via EVENTBRITE and pay the remainder due by April 5.

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Exploring Self & Parts through Yoga & Movement:

A Self-Leadership Mini-Retreat for Therapists

Friday, April 21, 2023
 From 1pm to 4pm
Michael's at Shoreline | 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA

Facilitators:
Jaclyn Long, MFT
Certified IFS Therapist, Somatic IFS Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher
LaDonna Silva, MFT
Process Therapist, Certified IFS Therapist, Approved IFS Clinical Consultant

TO REGISTER: Please CLICK HERE

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Please Note

Any and all deposits and/or payments for our retreats / courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that there will be no refunds for any reason, including illness. Thank you for your understanding.